European Employment Strategy Additional tools To respond to the crisis and to speed up its economic growth, Europe needs to focus its efforts in a coordinated manner and with an eye on priorities. The Annual Growth Survey (AGS) charts a clear direction on where Europe should be heading in the next cycle of the "European Semester" , changing the way governments shape their economic and fiscal policies. News Applications accepted through June 13, 2014. The cofounder of an educational games company discusses great advice, tough lessons, and why doing right by kids is key to her business. Condoleezza Rice and Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen discuss communication technologies, foreign policy, and geopolitics. Distinguished alum will share his experience with graduating students as they embark on new paths. Applications for on-campus “Stanford Ignite” program accepted until April 13. Speaking at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing, the first lady says study abroad allows students to realize that countries all have a stake in each other's success.
Europe 2020 in Italy The Country-specific Recommendations are documents prepared by the European Commission for each country, analysing its economic situation and providing recommendations on measures it should adopt over the coming 18 months. They are tailored to the particular issues the Member State is facing and cover a broad range of topics: the state of public finances, reforms of pension systems, measures to create jobs and to fight unemployment, education and innovation challenges, etc. The final adoption of Country-specific Recommendations prepared by the Commission is done at the highest level by national leaders in the European Council. Country overview Italy’s capacity to withstand the impact of the crisis is hampered by long-standing structural weaknesses.
Latest News > Responses to European Territorial Co-operation 2014-2020 Consultation Responses to European Territorial Co-operation 2014-2020 Consultation 28 November 2012 The consultation organised by the SEUPB on ‘Preparing a new EU Programme for Cross Border Co-Operation (INTERREG V) and a new Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (PEACE IV)’ closed on 20 November 2012. Europe can't cut and grow | Sony Kapoor and Peter Bofinger Overspending by governments, we have been told, triggered this crisis. The cure thus lies in immediate austerity, hence last month's German-led push for a eurozone fiscal compact and the UK's pursuit of similar policies. But, as demonstrated by the experiences of Greece, Portugal and Spain, this course leads to biting, deep recessions and worsens public indebtedness.
Private Company Knowledge Bank | Private Equity & Venture Capital Private equity represents a class of investors, their funds, and their subsequent investments, which are made in private companies or in public companies with the goal of taking them private. Private equity investments are primarily made by private equity firms, venture capital firms, or angel investors, each with its own set of goals, preferences, and investment strategies, yet each providing working capital to the target firm to nurture expansion, new product development, or restructuring of the firms operations, management, or ownership. Aside from the outline of the private company life cycle below, this chapter will focus primarily on private equity firms, which represent the majority of the money in the private equity industry and characteristically invest in the buy-outs of mature companies and venture capital firms, which typically make high risk equity investments in seed, early, and growth stage private companies. The Private Company Life-Cycle
Europe INNOVA - Europe INNOVA Throughout 2006-2012, Europe INNOVA has been the laboratory for the development, testing and promotion of new tools and instruments in support of innovation, with a view to helping innovative enterprises to innovate faster and better. Thus, it has served as a pan-European platform for innovation professionals, enabling them to discuss, develop, test and exchange ‘better practices’ in support of innovative SMEs and to contribute to a better understanding of the innovation patterns in different sectors. In its second phase, 2009-2012, Europe INNOVA was focused around three European Innovation Platforms (IPs) addressing issues related to knowledge-intensive services (KIS) cluster cooperation and eco-innovation.
Useful Links | CESlink CESlink Search: Skip to navigation Skip to content You are at: Home / Themes / Europe 2020 / Useful Links The Myth of Europe - by Gareth Harding When the euro officially entered circulation at the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, 2002, fireworks lit up the night sky across Europe to celebrate the scrapping of the French franc, German deutsche mark, Greek drachma, and a clutch of other ancient currencies. Brussels hosted an extravagant sound-and-light show, while Frankfurt unveiled a five-story statue of the freshly minted euro as a pop band belted out "With Open Arms (Euro World Song)." "I am convinced," European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg declared, that the launch of euro coins and banknotes "will appear in the history books in all our countries and beyond as the start of a new era in Europe." The early 2000s did feel like the European moment.
Subsidy for Health Social innovation for health promotion Topic / Target >HEALTH.2013.3.3-1 Social innovation for health promotion EU research should aim to identify, develop and better understand innovative approaches to reduce sedentary behaviour and enhance the level of physical activity in the population. Research should include the evaluation of innovative on-going initiatives that reduce sedentary behaviour, enhance the level of physical activity combined with dietary or other interventions. In this context, research should include the identification of "good practices", as well as the analysis of their economic and social benefits and impact. Correlates will have to be detected (such as cultural, environmental, economic, psychological and others) that inhibit or promote the individuals capacity to increase physical activity, reduce sedentary behaviour and self-regulate their dietary or other relevant behaviour.
How Austerity Is Killing Europe by Jeff Madrick On the last day of 2011, a headline in The Wall Street Journal read: “Spain Misses Deficit Target, Sets Cuts.” The cruel forces of poor economic logic were at work to welcome in the new year. The European Union has become a vicious circle of burgeoning debt leading to radical austerity measures, which in turn further weaken economic conditions and result in calls for still more damaging cuts in government spending and higher taxes.
Enterprise Europe Network and International Business Support - Small and medium sized enterprises (SME) - Enterprise and Industry Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) The Enterprise Europe Network provides a wide range of services to SMEs and entrepreneurs, among others, helping them to access market information, overcome legal obstacles and identify potential business partners across Europe, including innovation support and transnational technology transfer services. The Enterprise Europe Network comprises about 600 partners in 49 countries employing around 3 000 experienced staff helping to increase the competitiveness of EU businesses. Award: 10,000 € for the European Social Entrepreneur of Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations The award recognises individuals who have developed exceptional models to solve a social problem regarding active aging and solidarity between generations. The models should be replicable elsewhere and have the potential to improve conditions for active ageing and solidarity between generations on a wider scale. Sponsored by the Generali Future Fund, awardees will receive 10,000 € (1st place), 6,000 € (2nd place) or 3,000 € (3rd place). The prizes are to be used by the social entrepreneurs to spread their model to other regions and countries. Finalists will be invited to the awards ceremony in Brussels in fall 2012.
Austerity has never worked | Ha-joon Chang Last week saw a string of bad economic news reports. The eurozone leaders seem unwilling or unable to change from their austerity policies, even as Greece and Spain fall apart and the core eurozone economies contract. Britain watches on as its economy is heading for the third consecutive quarter of contraction, with an unexpectedly sharp fall in manufacturing.